A) Hire 1 Bookkeeper Expert (15 hrs) + 1 Admin (30 hrs)
B) Hire someone with all skills. (admin, bookkeeping, etc). 40+ hrs.
Any suggestions and/or best practices? Going Rates?
Can your business hire all?
If so why would you want to limit the capabilities of one individual by forcing him/her to represent all at once as needed.
I would recommend hiring a bookkeeper and hire as employee the other. I know of a great bookkeeper if you are interest. She is great. message me :)
My experience suggests you should only internalize functions that require on-site employees. I have used external bookkeeping resources for more than 10 years and been very happy not having that function in-house. Obviously there are caveats depending on what you mean and how you are setup. Sometimes it makes sense to have AR/AP internal and sometimes it doesn't, however in my 10+ startups I have always outsourced it and always been happy with the results.
Office Manager and Admin can also be different things. Virtual Assistants can easily pick up the slack on admin tasks that you would otherwise pay too much to have done in house. Office Manager may have to be onsite, but you really need to consider what you can profitably outsource.
Happy to discuss my experience and make recommendations based on your specifics as there is no one-size-fits-all answer for personnel. There are many variables.
I would consider hiring them as three completely separate roles. Why have a super admin person (which don't actually exist) when you could have three experts...?
Bookkeeper onshore meet with them monthly minimum.
If the admin can be done remotely I'd highly recommend someone offshore, you could hire someone a full time Filipino for about $400-$500 usd per month, giving you a lot of support for administrative tasks.
Again HR doesn't need to be onshore hire them for about $10-$15 usd per hour offshore, people who have managed teams of 100-3000 staff. Through platforms like upwork.com or onlinejobs.ph
Maybe hire the HR person first and have them hire the other two for you.
Hire experts don't hire miracle workers (they don't exist as much as we thought they may)